Day I: Arrival Entebbe International Airport – Kampala City
Meet and greet at Entebbe Airport by your selected Driver Guide. Transfer to Kampala the Capital City of Uganda. Arrival and Check in at your Hotel.Dinner at Selected Restaurant Kampala (Own Expense) Overnight at Speke Resort Munyonyo/Serena Hotel Kampala / Imperial Royale Hotel (High End) Hotel Africana/Cassia Lodge (Medium) or Makerere University Guest House/Namiremembe Guest House (Budget).
Day 2: Kampala – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Morning; Breakfast at the Lodge. Depart for Bwindi National Park Via Mbarara. Enjoy the spectacular views of Ankole Cattle Fams, Banana and Tea plantations along the way. Stop over for at the Equator for Gravity Water Experiment.
Afternoon; Lunch at selected restaurant en-route.
Evening; Arrival and check in at lodge. Dinner at Tented Camp/Lodge.Overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp (High End) Lake Kitandara Tented Camp (Medium), Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget).
Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park- Gorilla Trekking
Morning; Enjoy your breakfast at the Lodge. Your guide will pick your packed lunch and mineral water for your take away during the Gorilla trekking adventure. Walk to the Park Headquarters for Briefing on Gorilla Trekking. Your Guide will register you for the days Gorilla trekking. Your passport copy will be needed to ensure the right names and addresses are registered as they will appear on your Gorilla Trekking Certificate. Depart for Gorilla trekking with your specialized Gorilla Guide, park rangers and your porter to carry your back bag of your cameras, lunch and water. Each Gorilla family can be visited by a maximum number of 8 Persons. Depending on where your Gorilla Family stayed the previous night, the trekking exercise may take anywhere between 2~6 hours through impenetrable Forest. You will spend 1 hour with the Gorillas taking photos and watching their feeding and movements in their natural environment. It’s a breathtaking, amazing anda memorable 1 hour experience of a lifetime! This is the highlight of your trip
Afternoon: Enjoy your packed Lunch in the Jungle from Lodge after Gorilla Trekking. Return to the Park headquarters for your Gorilla trekking graduation. You will receive certificates. This is a good time to ask any questions you may have about the Gorillas whichwill be by Park Officials.
Evening: Transfer to Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Enjoy Dinner at Lodge. Overnight at Ishasha Wilderness Camp (High End) Savannah Resort (Medium), Ishasha River Camp UWA Bandas (Budget).
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Game Drive and Boat Cruise
Morning: Enjoy an Early breakfast at the lodge. Depart for a game drive in Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This area is famous for Tree climbing Lions. After the Game drive through the National Park to the Northern sector arriving in time for Lunch at Mweya Safari Lodge.
Afternoon; After lunch go for the breathtaking Boat Launch on Kazinga Channel. Expect to see lots of animals and many varieties of birds at a close range. The boat safari starts at 15:00hours and ends at about 17:00hours.
Evening: Return to the Lodge for relaxation & Dinner. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana Safari Lodge (High end), Kingfsher Resort Kichwamba (Medium), Mweya Hostel (Budget) .
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park- Kibale National Park
Morning; At 61:15am enjoy a light Breakfast (Tea/coffee with a snack) and depart for Early Morning Game Drive in search of Lions expect to see herds of buffaloes, Elephants water bucks, lots of Uganda Kobs and leopard. Enjoy packed breakfast from the lodge after the game drivel. Transfer to Kibale National Park arriving in time for Lunch at the Lodge/Camp.
Afternoon; Transfer to Kanyanchu Park headquarters for registration and briefing for Chimp trekking. With your Game ranger and park guide, go for Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest.
Evening: Return to the Lodge/Camp for Dinner. Overnight at Primate Lodge Kibale/Ndali Lodge (High end), Mantana/Nature Lodges Kibale/Mountains of the Moon Hotel/Nynabulitwa Country Resort (Medium), CVK Resort/Rwenzori Travellers Hotel (Budget).
Day 8: Kibale National Park- Kampala City Tour -Entebbe Outbound Flight
Morning: Breakfast at the Lodge. Transfer to Kampala City. Arrive in time for Lunch at selected restaurant in Kampala city.
Afternoon: If Flight time is in the evening, visit Uganda Museum and the Uganda Cultural Village. You will be amazed by the interior and exterior of each of the traditional houses of 15 major tribes of Uganda. Visit Kasubi Tombs, a UNESCO heritage, where Buganda kingdom traditional leaders are buried.
Evening; Transfer to Entebbe Airport for your outbound flight.
When You Arrive In Uganda
Airport Pick Up
You will be met at the Entebbe International Airport by BIC staff who will help you to transfer to Kampala City and Check in at Hotel. Your Tour Coordinator will guide you through the 8 days itinerary. He/she will answer all you questions and concerns you may have at this time.
Most of the payments will be made in Uganda Shillings. Some places you may pay in USD. You will need to change some of your USD dollars into Uganda shillings. BIC tour guide will help you to identify the exchange point that gives the best rate.
NOTE: Foreign Currency: USD is the most widely accepted foreign currency in Uganda. Bring with you USD which can easily be exchanged at a Forex Bureau. Bring crisp new undamaged $50 or $100 bills that will bring the best exchange rates. The USD bills must be
2006 series or newer.
Travellers Cheques: can be used at some locations but are charged high rates. We recommend that you do not bring Travelers Checks. They are really hard to cash even in Kampala the Capital City and will cost you a lot to cash them.
Credit Cards: A VISA card can be used at most Banks with a wide network of ATM with A VISA sign which allow withdrawal of Uganda Shillings to a daily maximum equivalent of about $1,000 (2,000,000UGX) at the exchange rate of the Banks which is lower that the market rates in tow. VISA, MasterCard, JCB & AMEX can also be used at some establishments in Kampala & up market lodges in National parks.
Safari Vehicles & Driver Guides
Well maintained 4WDs Customized Safari Vehicles with enough leg room and luggage space will be used during your Safari in Uganda. For all our Safaris, we ensure that clients have a Pop up roof or open roof 4WD Safari Vehicle to enjoy maximum wildlife viewing and excellent photo shooting opportunities. The Driver Guides are well trained and have experience on driving the routes of your Safari. The Drivers have been trained in time management and professional driving as well as wildlife guiding. All our driver guides speak
English. We can arrange Guided speaking Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian and Chinese.
All meals are provided on the trip as indicated on the ITINERARY. While in Kampala, we will arrange for you to enjoy a variety of Chinese, Korean, Italian, France and Ugandan Foods. There are lots of Fresh & Organic Foods all over Uganda. Variety of foods and fruits and delicious Juice will be served. There are also Fast Food Restaurants in Kampala where you can buy Pizzas, Humbugger, fried chicken and Irish potatoes. Uganda Coffee and Uganda Tea are delicious; if you like coffee we will take you to the best coffee shops one of the free evenings in Kampala.
Hotels, Lodges and Luxury Tented Camps in National Parks, prepare meals of International standards with fresh foods right from the gardens. Uganda has a variety of food and fruits. Traditional foods include banana, Irish potato. There are lots of fresh vegetables and fruits. We are sure you will get used to Ugandan fresh foods, vegetables and fruits during your trip. NOTE: The food tends to be of the unprocessed kind, so one may not really find much tinned stuff!
While on Safari we will provide you with at least 1 litre (1,000 mls) of Bottled Mineral water on long journeys. Do not drink Tap water. Most restaurants and hotels have Bars whereyou can buy a variety of Beers and Wines.
Tour Cost Includes :
Services of a English-Japanese Speaking Tour Coordinator.
Meet & Greet at Entebbe International Airport.
Car Rental with Fuel for all the trip.
Service of an English Speaking Driver & Guide.
Park entry fees to all the parks on the Itinerary.
Game drives as per the Itinerary.
Boat Cruise Safari on Kazinga Channel.
Accommodation based in twin /double room with Single supplement
Meals are inclusive of full board on Safari.
Chimpanzee trekking Permit
Gorilla Trekking Permit (Based on Availability)
Soft drinks on meals and Mineral water on long Journeys
Cost does not Include :
International flights from Japan to Uganda.
Personal Travel Insurance.
Tips and personal donations.
Souvenirs Shopping Expenses.
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